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Brock Keeling connects people to their city, the good and the bad, by writing and reporting about San Francisco and beyond. As the editor at Curbed SF, he draws attention to architecture, transit policies, civic design, the housing crisis, gentrification, YIMBY-versus-NIMBY battles, and how technology affects our cities.

Before joining Curbed SF, Brock was the culture editor at 7x7 Magazine and the editor at SFist. Brock's work has also been published in San Francisco Magazine. He was named blogger of the year by SF Weekly in 2010.

Brock has lived in San Francisco for 20 years, living in the South of Market neighborhood. He's a self-described and proud "militant pedestrian."

Curbed SF Is Closing

Head to — soon to be part of the New York Magazine family — for must-read stories on S.F., Silicon Valley, the East Bay, and beyond.

Tucked-Away Shingled Cottage in Berkeley Asks $629K

The renovated home comes with beamed ceilings, leaded windows, and a brick fireplace.

S.F. Quietly Puts Statue of Genocidal Explorer Into Hiding

It was made by Fascist ruler Mussolini’s bodyguard and official sculptor.

The Stud is Dead; Long Live the Stud

San Francisco’s oldest — and most diverse — queer bar calls it quits.

This 1920s Garage Is Now a Fancy Loft Asking $4.9M

The largest of seven units is on the market for the first time.

I Miss a Lot About Pre-COVID Life, But Mostly the Bathroom in the Four Seasons Lobby

My No. 1 spot.

S.F. Skateboarders Bomb One of the City’s Biggest Hills for Black Lives

High atop the second highest hill in the city, with a curvy street perfect for skating, skaters took to the streets to protest racism.

Once a Sign of Blight, Boarded-Up Windows Provide Canvases for Artistic and Political Expression

Plywood lining U.S. city streets is the backdrop for an urgent era of civic art.

Here’s Why the Golden Gate Bridge Was Singing

On Friday, the Golden Gate Bridge doubled as a musical instrument as wind passed through its hallowed arches, resulting in a creepy and ghostly tune heard for miles.

S.F. Mayor to Redirect Police Funds to Black Community

"This is a concrete, bold, and immediate step towards true reparations for black people," says Supervisor Shamann Walton.